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Bookshop: Sharing Our Love of Reading

July 23
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Access to books has shown to be a major contributor to a child’s academic success. In fact, a child who grows up in a home with 500 books can move 3.2 years further in their education, according to a University of Nevada-Reno study. Books hold the power to teach, challenge and entertain.

To share our love of reading, we are compiling book lists of our favorites through Bookshop. Bookshop supports local brick-and-mortar stores that have been negatively impacted by e-commerce giants like Amazon or reduced in-person purchases due to COVID-19. By choosing Bookshop, we’re hoping to spread some love of reading and support locally owned businesses.

Our first book list is a compilation of 25 books on race and diversity. Whether you are looking to add more representation to your book shelf or are hoping to open up a dialogue about race with your child, these books are a good place to start.

We will be adding more lists so bookmark the link to check back for more lists and updates! We’re excited to share our love of reading with you!